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EVA4000 - Need to add more storage capacity.

 
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Francisco Márquez
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EVA4000 - Need to add more storage capacity.

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System
Type: HSV200
Version: 6000
Software: CR0D63xc3p-6000
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Storage Capacity
Total: 1557.65 GB
Used: 1376.00 GB
Available: 181.65 GB
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Hi!, I need to add more capacity to my system.
I have one enclosure with 14 disks (146.8GB each one).
I want to know what is the most reasonable and reliable way to upgrade my storage capacity.

Thanks in advance.
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AnthonySN
Respected Contributor

Re: EVA4000 - Need to add more storage capacity.

>>what is the most reasonable and reliable way to upgrade my storage capacity.

reasonable capacity would be depending on your requirement.

follow the attached doc for a reliable upgrade
Steven Clementi
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Re: EVA4000 - Need to add more storage capacity.

You have 2 options...

Option 1: Upgrade disks to higher capacity drives.

Issues: May require a firmware upgrade. May take longer to realize the full potential of the upgrade as you need to swap out disks one at a time.

Option 2: Add a second Drive Shelf.

Issues: Easy to do if you have space, double your current capacity with same size drives, more flexibility to upgrade to higher capacity disks.


So, it really comes down to 2 things..

1. Do you have space to add a disk shelf?

2. how much more space do you "need"?


Steven
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Víctor Cespón
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Re: EVA4000 - Need to add more storage capacity.

And update that firmware to 6220. Firmware 6000 has been out of support for 2 years and does not support all disk models.
Francisco Márquez
Occasional Contributor

Re: EVA4000 - Need to add more storage capacity.

Thank you guys!

There's one more thing that I can't see very clear... If I add one more disk shelf... I could use all the 28 disk bays for disks or just only 24?
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA4000 - Need to add more storage capacity.

All 28. Well, you won't have a multiple of 8 disks, but it is totally OK to set the priority on more available space.
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